Interview with Sahar Mirhadi

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Sahar Mirhadi: I having been gigging solidly since May with an average 3-4 gigs a week and getting myself out there!

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Sahar Mirhadi: It has lots of energy and I attempt to de-mystify things with the bluntness of a hippo in a pink tutu. I look and discuss issues surrounding my life and body, random observations and dispelling myths about my Iranian heritage. I keep it a little crude with references to breasts, hair and orgasms! That way you can cater to all tastes!

Interview with Elena Kombou

Elena Kombou

Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Elena Kombou: I started stand up at the end of October 2010, so about one year and two months. It’s something I wanted to do for ages and I started writing material when I was in my teens but was too nervous and too worried that I wouldn’t get any laughs and then that would ruin comedy for me forever so I kept putting it off.  It was going to the Edinburgh Festival last year that gave me the kick I needed to do it.  I enjoyed the festival but wanted to be more than just a member of audience and promised myself that the next year I’d be there as a performer.

Interview with Mikey Bharj

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Mikey Bharj: I’ve been actively gigging for 6 months now, but to be honest I started the stand up comedy game when I was 11. So I spent my teen years performing the occasional comedy gig in proper adult comedy clubs. It was a great experience for me, because I got to meet my favorite comedians and ask them all the advice I wanted.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Mikey Bharj: As a kid I grew up watching a lot of television and films. So over the years I have acquired a variety of popular references and voices I like to bring on stage. So you could say, I make satirical observations about the world. Also oddly enough, I’m half Indian and half Jamaican. So depending on the occasion I will joke about that.

Interview with Patrick Magee

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Patrick Magee: Since 2005. My friend Dan was running a room as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and he asked me if I wanted to have a go. I’d come straight from doing a play and so I was caked in clown make-up and completely unrecognisable. Which was good, because my jokes were absolutely terrible; if memory serves, I had a long routine about a sentient cummerbund that married a tie. I’ve been doing it on and off since then, but I really want to concentrate on it now I’ve moved to London.

Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?

Patrick Magee: It’s mainly about things that annoy me. For a long time I wanted to write really killer one-liners and knockout gags, but they always seem to get more of a groan than a laugh. Now I concentrate on taking down those sections of society that really deserve it, like high-spirited children and Noel Faulkner.

Interview with Joz Norris

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Comedy Blogedy: How long have you been gigging in stand-up?

Joz Norris: My first gig was about three years ago at the Queen Charlotte pub in Norwich, for Laugh Out Loud, the student comedy club at UEA. Over the next two years, I worked closely with LOL and ended up co-running it myself for a year or so. It was all very amateur, and we only gigged once a month to an audience of predominantly our friends and fellow students, although I did occasionally branch out into other comedy nights in Norwich. I always loved doing it though, so I eventually made the decision to move to London and try to start working on the London circuit, which is altogether a more serious and full-on thing in comparison. I’ve been gigging in London and trying to make a career of it for about eight months now.

Interview with Liam Newman

“One thing to gain from performing is that it opens your eyes. I now look at the world differently and am constantly on the search for material whether it be through first hand experience or from people watching/stalking. It also means that moments that previously would’ve been considered low points are now a cause for…